THE BIG JUMPING WEEKEND - SEASON OPENERSaturday 14th October 2017

Come and join us for top class racing on the opening day of the Totepool Big Jumping Weekend – Season Opener. This meeting represents the start of the winter jumping programme in the UK.

The 2016/17 jump season attracted some top class horses to Chepstow including Native River, Thistlecrack, Defi Du Seuil and The Worlds End and we hope to see plenty more stars at this meeting.

The feature race today is the £50,000 Grade 3, Totepool Silver Trophy. Previous winners include Bradbury Star, Don’t Push It, Court Minstrel and last year by Ballyoptic.

Also, on the card is the Robert Mottram Memorial Novices’ Chase won by some smart horses over the years including Cue Card and Rock the Kasbah.

After racing there will be a band playing live – details to be announced soon.

Tickets

Grandstand & Paddock admission is just £22 if booked in advance and Premier tickets are £27 in booked in advance. Tickets will be an extra £2 on the day.

All advance bookings using a credit or debit card are subject to a £2 fee – please note this is per booking not per ticket.

Grandstand and Paddock e-tickets will be e-mailed before the race day. If you have purchased a Premier ticket well in advance, it will be posted at least one week before the raceday. However, if you purchase a Premier ticket 5 days or less before the date of the meeting, your ticket(s) will be left at the main entrance under the name in which it was booked.

Travel and Transport

Parking is free and if you’re travelling by bus or train a bus shuttle service provided by Newport Transport operates from Chepstow train station to the racecourse via the town’s bus station. The service also operates from Newport to the course from the city’s train station.

DRESS CODE

Premier Enclosure

Chepstow operates a strict smart casual dress code in its Premier Enclosure on this date. We find that race goers in this enclosure like to make it a special occasion and they choose to dress accordingly. Please be aware that trainers, t-shirts, fancy dress, sportswear or swimwear are not accepted as appropriate dress in the Premier Enclosure.

Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure

In the Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure the dress code is more relaxed; shorts and t-shirts are worn by race goers enjoying the sun. Trainers/Flip flops are fine within this enclosure.

Conduct

When attending an event at Chepstow, we expect all customers in both enclosures to behave in a friendly and socially acceptable manner towards each other.

Frequently Asked Questions

For FAQs please click here: www.chepstow-racecourse.co.uk/about-us/faq.php

Admission Packages

A Premier Enclosure ticket offers all the facilities of the Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure plus access to the Premier Lawn; take a look at the horses as they parade before the race, stand directly opposite the Winning Post as they thunder by before cheering them into the Winner’s Enclosure. The Premier Stand also encompasses a large bar and betting hall.

We are pleased to offer 15% discount for group bookings of 10 or more. A Premier Enclosure ticket offers all the facilities of the Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure plus access to the Premier Lawn; take a look at the horses as they parade before the race, stand directly opposite the Winning Post as they thunder by before cheering them into the Winner’s Enclosure. The Premier Stand also encompasses a large bar and betting hall. Please note: This ticket can only be booked when you have a group of 10 or more.

This admission badge allows access to the main grandstand. There is also access to betting, eating and drinking outlets . If you wish, an upgrade to the Premier Enclosure can be purchased on the day. This ticket will be emailed to you and you will need to print it out on A4 paper and bring with you on the day.

We are pleased to offer 15% discount for group bookings of 10 or more. This admission badge allows access to the main grandstand. There is also access to betting, eating and drinking outlets . If you wish, an upgrade to the Premier Enclosure can be purchased on the day. This ticket will be emailed to you and you will need to print it out on A4 paper and bring with you on the day. Please note: This ticket can only be booked when you have a group of 10 or more.

Hospitality Packages

Enjoy the afternoon from our Silks Restaurant. Located on the first floor of the Premier Stand with panoramic views overlooking all the racing action.

  • Reserved table for the day
  • Hospitality admission ticket
  • Three-course menu
  • Raceday programmes
  • Tipster Talk
  • Private bar and betting facilities

Non-Window – £80.00 Inc. Vat per person

Window Table – £90.00 Inc. Vat per person (minimum of 6 people)

This package can be booked online or by contacting Jemma Cohen on 01291 622260 or email jcohen@chepstow-racecourse.co.uk

To check availability for Window-tables, please contact the Racecourse.

Party Package – £85.00 Inc. Vat per person

An entry level package, ideal for party groups

  • Private Hospitality box overlooking the parade ring, winning enclosure and finishing line
  • Hospitality admission ticket
  • Two-course menu (not seated)
  • Raceday programme
  • Private cash or account bar facilities

Silver Package – £105.00 Inc. Vat per person

A traditional hospitality package, with an informal buffet

  • Private box with balcony overlooking the parade ring, winning enclosure and finishing line
  • Admission ticket
  • Three-course Buffet menu
  • Glass of Bucks fizz on arrival
  • Raceday programme
  • Private cash or account bar facilities

Gold Package – £125 Inc. Vat per person

A VIP hospitality package, suited to your taste

  • Private box with balcony overlooking the parade ring, winning enclosure and finishing line
  • Admission ticket
  • Four-course menu (chose from either a buffet or plated menu)
  • Glass of Prosecco on arrival
  • Raceday programmes
  • Flowers
  • Tipster Talk
  • Private cash or account bar facilities

A minimum of 12 people if required for all the above packages.

For more information on these packages or to make a booking, please contact Charlotte Caple 01291 622260 or email ccaple@chepstow-racecourse.co.uk

Upgradable Drinks Packages

Mountainous – £35.00 Inc. Vat Per Person

House wine, beer, lager, cider and soft drinks

Emperor’s Choice – £40.00 Inc. Vat Per Person

House spirits, house wine, beer, lager, cider and soft drinks

Monbeg Dude – £50.00 Inc. Vat Per Person

House champagne, prosecco, house spirits, house wine, beer, lager, cider and soft drinks